Baška is surrounded with around thirty pebble beaches that are accessible to swimmers of all generations.
The biggest and most beautiful one is Baška’s Vela Plaža, the Big Beach, right in the centre of town, backed by bars, restaurants, pizzerias, cafés, hotels, private apartments and other tourist facilties.
The “Vela plaža” is a natural pebbly beach, 1800 m long, which can take several thousand swimmers with ease. It’s particularly suitable for children and non-swimmers.
Since 1999, the European Blue Flag has flown on Baška’s Big Beach and has become a trademark of Baška, as proof of the high quality of beach standards.
The Blue Flag is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe, and symbolises a well-preserved, safe and pleasant surrounding, clean sea and coast, and a beach that is well maintained, with a well developed system for management of the area.
On the beach you can rent pedal boats, windsurfers, parasols, sunloungers and other things to help you spend an enjoyable and carefree time on the beach.
In fact it was the beaches that stimulated the development of Baška’s tourism in long ago 1908 when the first bathing area was officially opened on the Island of Krk.
Today, the beaches are used as they were in the previous century. The only difference being that nowadays the accompanying facilities ensure that all visitors can have a safe and worry-free stay.
A beach by-law laid down by the Baška Municipality sets out the way in which the beaches should be used and order maintained on them.
It is against the rules to:
- light fires
- litter the beach
- have pets on the beach or let them swim in the water
- navigate a vessel in the beach area.